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Web site lists most interesting markets

Aug. 28, 2009 at 1:24 PM

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A travel Web site's list of the "World's Most Interesting Markets" includes a West African market specializing in dead animals.

The Fetish Market of Benin, which offers several kinds of dead animals believed to cure various ailments, was the top market on the list compiled by VirtualTourist.com, a Web site based in California.

The No. 2 spot went to the Spice Market in Delhi, India, which has merchants selling exotic seasonings and edible silver.

The Bird Market of Hong Kong was chosen as third on the list for the spectacle of exotic birds walking around with their owners.

Rounding out the list were Le Marche Aux Puces of Paris, France, which is billed as the world's largest antiques market, and the Flower Market of Amsterdam, Holland, which boasts plants ranging from colorful flowers to marijuana.

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